Big Chill Moving To North Chattanooga After 16 Years On Market Street; Lakeshore Grille Opening At Top Of The Dock Spot

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - by Gail Perry

The Big Chill and Grill was open for over 16 years on Market Street, but it is moving to North Chattanooga. Owner Scarlett Brown told the City Beer Board that she had lost the lease and is re-opening at 103 Cherokee Blvd. Friday night.

It will be a no smoking facility for ages 21 and up. Smoking will be allowed only on the back patio. A license was unanimously approved for this business.

A new consumer beer permit was issued for Lakeshore Grille, 5600 Lake Resort Terrace. It is above the Lakeshore Marina and was formerly the location of Top of the Dock. The owner, Richard Barclift, said his son, who is a French-trained executive chef, will be in charge of the kitchen. Plans are to begin by serving only dinners such as steaks, seafood and pasta on Wednesday through Sunday. After it is established the restaurant will likely open for lunch offering burgers and chicken wings.

The facility also plans to apply for a special exemptions permit in the future to be able to stay open later than 11 p.m. on weekends. Mr. Barclift told the board that he expects no problems such as those caused by the Top of the Dock because the business will be operated as a restaurant and not a bar.

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